Rails Stay Sharp at Dowling Sprint Classic

The Dowling Sprint Classic Invitational was Saturday, September 10th. With 10 teams participating, it was a competitive invite.

The day began with diving. Invitationals host 11-dive meets, which have different requirements than dual meets. The Rails had one diver participating, Emilie Skartvedt. Emilie dove three new dives, including her first double somersault in competition!

Swimming began around 1pm. The events at the Sprint Classic are different from your standard swim meet. It’s all about the sprint!  The list of events are: 200 Medley Relay, 200 Free, 100 IM, 50 Free, 50 Fly, 50 Back, 50 Breast, 200 Free Relay and 25 Free.

The day had a few outstanding swims. Jordan Greenwood dropped 5 seconds in her 100 IM and 2 seconds in her 50 back. Autum Song took 5th place overall in the 50 Fly. Brittany Purscell walked away with gold in the 50 Breaststroke. And that’s just to name a few.

Overall, the Rails swam well – bettering or holding their times from earlier in the season. This is a great sign. As you may know, the Rails try for small drops, or holding seed times, during the season. This allows them to see huge drops at the Regionals meet.

The Rails next meet is Tuesday, September 13th, against Ames.

Congrats Rails!

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